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Autumn Running Coaching

For Sept/Oct 2020 we are delighted to offer 6 week coaching programmes. You can choose to train 100% online and run from home, or if you are based in Dublin, you can meet in person for running classes. Starting Date : Monday 14th Sept 6 Week Term : 14th Sept – 25th Oct Option 1  : Online Coaching Option 2…

The last of the summer 2020 at ForgetTheGym

It has been a summer like no other…  Despite all the negative impacts of Covid 19, the changes and restrictions spurred us on to be creative in finding new ways to keep spirits up, keep running, stay strong and remain connected with others. Our June/July success story…. For June and July we look our most popular classes/programmes online and we…

Out of breath thinking of hill running? Follow my tips…

Mention hill running to most runners and they are out of breath just thinking about it. Most of us associate running uphill with effort, muscle soreness, breathlessness and fatigue. For this reason, many runners avoid hills in training and struggle on race day or on a new training route when they do encounter a hill they cannot avoid. A spectator’s…

Áine’s Alternative First Marathon Story

Training for your first marathon is exciting, daunting and a once in a lifetime experience. When Áine Scanlon set out on her marathon journey, she never imagined how her expectation of the finish line might change. As a regular at our Clontarf running classes, Áine  had built up her distance gradually from 5k to half marathon. But 2020 she had decided…

Beachfit goes online

For 2020 our Beachfit classes have had to take on a new life. Coach Aoife has been teaching a Beachfit style class since April students. So popular have they been, we are going to keep them going.  They are suitable for all levels of runner, even if you are just starting out (or indeed prefer to walk!) Beachfit Reviews  “I…

Best running articles for Corona virus times

For spring/summer 2020 we can on longer relay on races, parkruns or running clubs/meetups  to keep us motivated and moving. While the world is changing, we also need to change our perspective, our running goals and indeed our expectations on ourselves to adapt to our new ‘normal’. Running has always been a way to let off steam, to clear our head…